Hede is an old mill town in the north east of Brittany (we stayed in a converted mill). Nearby is the settlement of La Magdeleine on the Ill-et-Rance canal. This photo was taken at one of the 11 locks near the town. The lock keeper's houses are now mostly privately owned with exclusive water frontages. The tow path makes for good walking except perhaps when it starts to rain as happened when we were there.
This is a re-posting of a photo I originally posted some time ago. I've rotated it a little to get the levels better, cropped out excessive water and worked on the sky to bring up the clouds a little.
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serp2000 (35136) 2010-04-04 1:09
Good spring shot,grey days are part of our life too.
Good composition and realistic colours.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-04 1:34
a beautiful nostalgic atmosphere with attractive composition and picturesque details, I like the reflection and the soft lights, superb shot, Tfs! I wish you a Happy Easter! Kellemes Húsvéti Ünnepeket kívánok! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
pauloog (11745) 2010-04-04 2:09
A photo that respires the calm of a grey morning. A painting with a lot of details to discover.
phwall (6785) 2010-04-04 3:09
What strikes me first here is the colour of the canal boat, the blue hull really jumps out of the image.
And how about the lock keeper's cottage, it is wonderful.
It's a very nice scene, calm and peaceful, with all the qualities of a painting.
I can't put my finger on it but there's something in the way the image is composed that isn't quite right. I've tried a workshop where I've cropped the left side of the image, which for me, works better.
Bloody good shot though.
npecanhuk (58284) 2010-04-04 6:21
That's another lovely, pleasant and beautiful picture!
Composition with that wonderful reflection is a real highlight here, but all the other technical qualities are present and they're the best!
TFS - congratulations!
ikeharel (47056) 2010-04-04 6:38
I lookd on the original , and yes, you had to tilt it, and also good job on the clouds.
Anyway, this is an excelent scenery, nice reflection and with interesting note .
Sergiom (49094) 2010-04-04 7:29
J'aime beaucoup cette belle embarcation colorée en arrêt devant cette belle écluse. La lumière est très belle sur le bâtiment et le ciel gris n'enlève rien à cette belle composition.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-04-04 7:31
I appreciate this typically French landscape. The trees without sheets are of a very beautiful effect. the reflections are very pleasant. I like framing. Clearness is very good. Cheer.
sabermonajati (8497) 2010-04-04 11:08
nice view with nice reflect.
sandpiper (6628) 2010-04-06 14:52
Great light, beautiful scene, excellent composition, nice reflection. There are so many places to go to, I'm envious.
mafegan (8622) 2010-04-10 4:12
This photo would make a great postcard. The colours, the reflection, the dof and the composition in general is just idyllic. So peaceful and so inviting. Tfs, Marlene
vjmite (3588) 2010-04-17 23:09
This photo has lots of atmosphere. The tranquil mood is evident, with a wintry aspect shown by the leafless trees and grey sky. Nice reflections seen from a good vantage point.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9951)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 1:01